Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane

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Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Our Whakatane journey planning site makes visiting Whakatane River Walk and other Whakatane attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Rent a bike and ride down the river walk. It’s a flat and easy ride. The bike rental is only $10 available from the I-site building. There’s a few historical sites you can stop and see and easy access...  more »
  • Walked along the river walk from Warehouse to the Wharf, very pleasant strolling along and then sitting on one of the many seats along the area, launches moored at the marina and Information Centre ju...  more »
  • many items of interest in both directions going south past the wildlife reserve ,the ride on train system, a large treelined park and a stream and flower gardens,past the well set up motor camp and ca...  more »

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